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Published 11 March 2021

Plans are progressing for a new activity centre on the banks of the canal in Clydebank.

It is anticipated that its creation will allow residents and visitors to take advantage of a range of activities at the centre, with the potential to offer bike hire and repair; kayaking and canoeing hire and tuition; a meeting place for clubs and classes, as well as a small kitchen for healthy snacks.

Located next to the Canal,  it will give residents direct access to the Canal and also include outdoor storage.

The project came about following feedback from the Clydebank Charettes which requested more activity brought to the town centre and projects which could make better use of the Canal.

The project has attracted £747,000 from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund.

The Council is working with a range of groups to deliver the Centre including Scottish Canals, Community Links Scotland, Ysortit, Awestruck Academy, Clydebank Housing Association and Centre 81.

The Centre will also be designed to improve links between the town centre, as well as encouraging more community uses across Three Queens Square and the Bandstand.

Councillor Iain McLaren, Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “The additional footfall the creation of this activity centre will bring to the area, including the town centre, will be of great benefit to local shops and businesses. It will also be brilliant to see residents have the opportunity to make use of their surroundings.

“I look forward to seeing further plans for the project as it progresses.”

Councillor Marie McNair, Vice Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “This project was borne out of the Clydebank Charettes, and it is great to see our residents being part of the process and being supported to bring their ideas to life.”